SEDNA YACHTS, THE BRAZILIAN shipyard under Sao Paulo-based Sedna Group, has officially begun production of the new One Hundred Feet. This custom yacht, by young Italian designer Marino Alfani from Bergamo, projects his signature clean, defined and streamlined contours. It has been created with two different layouts for both European and Brazilian customers, and will be presented in summer of 2020.
The design underwent various changes over the months, inspired by a different concept of what it means to go to sea. The owner of the first unit, sold two years ago, wanted a more liveable yacht for which recreation is more important than sportiness. The yacht has thus been partially redesigned with the addition of a deck and vast, welcoming outdoor spaces for socialising.
The first unit, with a layout designed for Brazilian owners, stands out for the continuity between the living area, the kitchen and the cockpit. Hospitality and socialising are key for the day area. The bow section of the main deck is occupied by the spacious, light-filled, full-beam owner’s cabin, while the guest areas on the lower deck consists of three large double staterooms and three cabins with twin beds.
The European version is more traditional in the day area, with clearer separation between dining, living and cooking spaces. The decor stands out for its originality: spacious, welcoming and refined settings abound in wood, juxtaposed with glossy lacquered surfaces and leather and steel accents – Alfani hallmarks.
He explains: “I’d like my designs to be appreciated by ‘quality’ owners who are familiar with the sea and know how to recognise the value of a boat without stopping at appearances, because what counts is often hidden away.”